Saturday November 26, 2011
Thanksgiving Special, of sorts
This was a pre-recorded show
(done Sunday the 20th),
airing Saturday the 26th after Thanksgiving.
Henry figured we'd talk for a few "15 minutes" segments, interspersed with music breaks.
We spoke of my San Pedro gathering/s and the "comical" 2011
January on-air "BFF" meltdown
event which so sadly did not actually get recorded for posterity.
Craig discussed all his families visiting from all over the country, but no trip to Gettysburg...
He indicated the familiar Kids Table and such, and the family literally going deer hunting.
We spoke of and joked over what actual Black Friday experiences we've had, and Henry started the first "break."
We discussed the distinctive weather patterns between there and the west coast.
Henry recalled the family gatherings he's had and all.
The three of us commiserated about how video games have degraded holidays and kids in general.
We spoke about during-holidays ghost hunting, and it understandably being a bit of a Slow Time for paranormal investigations.
At one point Craig's audio dropped off as though Skype had popped him out of the room;
after I took us into the second break, Henry posited editing out that aspect, but I pointed out it'd comically come across as a Regular Para-X Show...
We came back and discussed Food and the holidays.
Henry's mom fixed a great turkey and dressing/s, but would also make turkey patties with the stuffing.
I discussed my food pickiness, but relayed anecdotes about liking brussel sprouts, eating liver for my birthday, etc.
We also talked about various desserts and such.
We also touched on investigating own-home ghosts; Craig indicated getting EVPs at his place.
I pointed out that my San Pedro friends that I visit four holidays a year, inexplicably lived in a surprisingly completely ghost-free home.
Ironically, between recording the show and Thanksgiving, I ended up having plans get shifted, and spent Thanksgiving Day more locally, at my friend's sister's home, which also is where I house- and dog-sat during the
17 September show
with the mysterious typing going on, even when I wasn't even in the room, audible to all of us and even to the chat room.
In the next segment we discussed holiday movies and TV specials:
marathons on ABC Family, also the airing/s of
A Christmas Story
(a movie I actually dislike, being far more a fan of
The Phantom of the Open Hearth
series of TV movies made for and that aired on PBS),
and the accumulated years of
classic TV specials.
Craig and I spoke about the distinctions and preferences of the
classic TV version
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
(and how, due to an oversight, voice actor
who sang You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch did not get screen credit),
Henry sheepishly confessing his never having seen either version of the Grinch...
The last main segment we reminisced over previous shows and guests and such, to go to yet another break before an epilogue of sorts to mention our subsequent week's guest being
Ghost Hunter's Guide to Free Internet Sources
Shannon Delaney Paranormal Mystery series
I also figured for the January 7th show to have a contest with two winners, each to win a Paranormal View t-shirt, the first place winner also to receive a DVD copy of
(signed, if they so choose).
Listening to the playback during its time on the air, where I was able to chat away in the chat room and make word plays and joke right and left.
During the show, Craig's first outro got cut off big time as the song
Year of the Cat
began playing right over him.
After the music, the first of the Audio Sound Bytes came on, starting with
My first outro didn't get cut off; the sound byte was that of para-x "boss" Dave Jones.
Craig's second outro went through completely; the sound byte being of
After my second outro, the audio clip was completely messed up, unintelligibly running at top speed.
Someone suspected it was
Reverend Tim Shaw
(later in the chat room Rev Tim said that he and Marla "never sounded so good"...).
During the sped up audio clip, those in the chat room most were on the floor laughing; it wasn't intentionally done as the Alvin Chipmunks, as it was clearly regularly spoken and sped up.
To do a chipmunk homage, one has to speak really really really slow when recording, so the playback is intelligible....
Our Elite Chat Room Regulars were all happy with the show, as it wrapped up.